Woolgoolga to Ballina is the final link in the Pacific Highway, between Hexham and the Queensland border, to be upgraded to four lanes. The project will connect the recently upgraded section of the Pacific Highway at Arrawarra Interchange north of Woolgoolga to the recently constructed Ballina Bypass at Pimlico.
Upgrading the Pacific Highway and carrying out safety improvements to the existing highway will bring major improvements to road conditions. These improvements support regional development and provide:
- safer travel
- reduced travel times with improved transport efficiency
- more consistent and reliable travel
- improved amenity for local communities.
The project includes upgrading the highway to motorway (Class M) or arterial (Class A) standard over its 155-kilometre length, nine interchanges, more than 170 bridges and more than 350 connectivity structures. It will bypass South Grafton, Ulmarra, Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell.
To support the project, Bielby will be delivering 45 bridges and associated earthworks between Trustrums Hill and Richmond River as well as the new Mororo Bridge.
- $4.9 billion project funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments
- 155 km 4 lane highway upgrade
- Sections 5 – 22 bridges and earthworks with a total length of 4,715m
- Section 8 & 9 – 23 bridges and earthworks with a total length of 2,280m
- Project total – 45 bridges and earthworks with a total length of 6,995m